Abraham Sharp

about 1744–1830 (Age 86)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Sharp was born about 1744, his father, Mathias Shaup II, was 59 and his mother, Maria Catharina Engert, was 46. He married Rebecca Armstrong on 22 March 1789. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mercer, Kentucky, United States in 1820. He died in 1830, in Kirkwood, Mercer, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Kirkwood, Mercer, Kentucky, United States.

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Abraham Sharp
Rebecca Armstrong
Marriage: 22 March 1789
Catherine Sharp
Rebecca Sharp
Mary Sharp
Priscilla Sharp
William Anderson Sharp
John Sharp
Adam Sharp
Abraham Sharp
Elizabeth Sharp
Jacob Sharp

Spouse and Children

22 March 1789
Bedford County, Virginia, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 32

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 32

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 45

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English scharp ‘keen’, ‘active’, ‘quick’.2 Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin‘descendant of Géarán’, a byname from a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.3 Americanized form of any of several European names with similar meaning, for example German Scharf .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Elizabeth Sharp

In 1880 census Elizabeth is listed as being deaf.

Sources (3)

  • Abraham Sharp, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Abram Sharp in entry for John Adams and Elizabeth Sharp, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Burial Place

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